I was tagged for this hop by SB James. SB James, formerly of the (in)famous Jersey Shore and now a resident of Florida, has been writing since she was in seventh grade. She is currently working on the five (and a half) book Steampunk series The Inventor's Son. She also dabbles in graphic design and artwork when she has the time, mostly in between chapters. SB James's main character is Ethan Phillip Stanwood, and you can read about him and learn more about The inventor's Son HERE.
1. What is the name of your character? Is she fictional or a historic person?
Jennifer Benton is my character, and she is a fictional person in my Benton zombie series.
2. When and where is the story set?
The story begins in the fictitious Waterbank, Illinois. Jennifer, along with the people she meets, move out of Waterbank and head to Texas.
3. What should we know about her?
Jennifer Benton is a 23-year-old woman who finds herself in the start of the zombie apocalypse. She's trapped inside her home, and she has to decide what to do next. She knows her supplies won't last forever. Jennifer tries to be smart about her decisions, but she is human. She is not a perfect person. Therefore, she makes mistakes along the way.
4. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?
Is Jennifer's main conflict zombies, or humans? Zombies are easy to figure out. If they come after you, you kill them. However, human beings are not so easy to figure out. As they say, "Fight the dead. Fear the living."
5. What is the personal goal of the character?
Jennifer's goal is survival. It's the goal of every human being in the zombie apocalypse. In addition, she's fallen in love with a character by the name of Mark. So her goal is enhanced, because not only does she want to survive, but she wants to survive with him.
6. What is the title of the novel, and where can we find out more?
Jennifer Benton is found in Benton: A Zombie Novel, Volume One and Benton: A Zombie Novel, Volume Two. Also, narrator Angie Hickman has brought her to life in the audio book of Benton #1. You can listen to the entire audio book for free with an Audible trial. The trial includes two free audiobooks; you can choose from 150,000 titles, and after 30 days Audible is $14.95 a month. You can cancel at anytime! Listen to the sample below:
7. When was the book published?
The first Benton book was published in May of 2014.
Next up is author William D. Richards. He is the author of Aggadeh Chronicles Book 1: Nobody. Years of dreaming about writing a book finally became a reality for William D. Richards when he found himself out of work and unable to find employment in an industry that downsized itself right out of existence. With a number of ideas for stories to write, he jokes it was a flip of the coin that chose which to start with. But the truth was, it was a passage of music that inspired his decision to begin with his fantasy series, Aggadeh Chronicles. Visit his blog at: http://blog.williamdrichards.com